This Sunday – The Royal Isle of Wight County Show 2017

Preparations are underway for this Sunday’s Royal Isle of Wight County Show which is hosted annually by the The Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society. The Society dates back to 1874 and in 1882,  regular visitor Queen Victoria became the first patron of the show where she exhibited livestock from the Osborne Estate.

Last year’s event was tarnished somewhat by terrible wet conditions before the show date, but this year’s show looks to be bigger and better than ever with glorious sunshine predicted for the day. There will also be some exciting new additions to the show this year including Jewson’s Garden and Outdoor Living Area.


WightFibre will be sponsoring the Village Sport area at the Royal Isle of Wight County Show, as well as the Main Ring which are both set to be a hive of activity. The Wightfibre Village Sport Area has invited primary school children from across the Island and their parents to decorate large letters that have been made to spell out ‘Village Green’.

Also taking place in the Wightfibre Village Sports Area will be the Isle of Wight’s largest ever egg and spoon race. The race could quickly turn into a World Record attempt should participation levels allow, so please tell all of your friends and family to come along and join in! This will take place at around 12.30pm and to break the record, we require more than 1,455 people to take part at one time.

The Royal Isle of Wight County Show takes place on Sunday the 25th of June from 9am to 5pm. Entry is £8 per adult and under 16’s go free. You can purchase a programme in advance or on the day for £2 to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the exciting events and shows.

Wightfibre often support the Island community, flick through our blog for more stories, such as the last month’s Isle of Wight Radio Child of Wight Awards and our sponsorship of Whitecroft and Barton Football Club.